Valley business raises donations for victims of massive North Phoenix apartment fire

One Valley business is stepping up to help after dozens were left homeless in north of phoenix after a a fire ravaged an apartment complex.

“When I was 10, a relative of mine…their apartment burned down and I just remember that feeling,” Emanuel Aronov said.

At that time, Aronov wanted to do everything he could to help his family.

Now he owns the Redline Auto Group dealership on North Cave Creek Road in Phoenix – not far from where a fire destroyed the homes of nearly 80 people.

The fire broke out on October 6 around 7 p.m. The good news is that everyone made it out alive, including one woman we spoke to the night of the fire.

80 people were left homeless after a fire ripped through an apartment complex north of Phoenix on October 6. (Phoenix Fire Department)

“First we saw the flame and that’s when we saw the tree go up, and then like in general, other apartments exploded, and I was like, ‘ Oh my God, “so I was just scared,” she said. “I’m shaking, I’m nervous, I’m scared…I hope we still have our place because I don’t want to be homeless.”

The sad reality is that she and so many others cannot return home. Today, Aronov collects the items that families need most.

“The feedback I was getting was only about clothes and mostly items for kids ages 2-15,” he said.

Aronov can accept donations at the dealership Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Redline Auto Group is located at 9827 N. Cave Creek Road.

Lora M. Andrew